How To Setup PPTP VPN On Windows XP

1. Start with a clean boot, click Start -> Run , enter “ncpa.cpl” and click ok
Start Run

2. The following window should appear (or something like it)
Network connections window
If this window does not appear, navigate through the control panel and find “Network Connections” to get to the window above.

3. Click “File” and then “New connection”
Connection Wizard

4. Click “Next”
Connection Wizard

5. Select “Connect to the network at my workplace”, click Next
Connection Wizard

6. Select “Virtual Private Network connection”, click Next
Connection Wizard

7. Enter a descriptive name for the connection (ie: your company name), click Next
Connection Wizard

8. Enter the ip address or hostname given to you by your administrator. Do not use, thats only there to illustrate. Click Next
Connection Wizard

9. Click Finish
Connection Wizard

10. To prevent all of your internet traffic flowing over the VPN connection, click “Properties”. If you require to send all the traffic over the connection, skip this step and steps 11-14
Connection Properties

11. Switch to “Networking” Tab
Connection Properties, Networking Tab

12. Select “PPTP VPN” from the Type drop down, and then select “Internet Protocol” and click Properties (do not uncheck)
Connection Properties, Networking Tab

13. Click “Advanced”
Connection Properties, Networking Tab, Advanced

14. Uncheck the box that says “Use default gateway on remote network”, Click Ok. Click Ok again to close the “Internet Protocol” window, and finally click OK to close the VPN properties window
Connection Window

15. Enter the username and password given to you by your network administrator, and click connect. Done!

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